February – March 2014
Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PolicyLink
Angela Glover Blackwell, started PolicyLink in 1999 and continues to drive its mission of advancing economic and social equity. PolicyLink has become a leading voice in the movement to use public policy to improve access and opportunity for all low-income people and communities of color, particularly in the areas of health, housing, transportation, education, and infrastructure.
Blackwell is the co-author of Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future (W.W. Norton & Co., 2010), and contributed to Ending Poverty in America: How to Restore the American Dream (The New Press, 2007) In 2013, Blackwell and PolicyLink collaborated with the Center for American Progress to write and release All In Nation: An America that Works for All. Blackwell earned a bachelor’s degree from Howard University, and a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She serves on numerous boards and has served on The President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Wednesday, February 26th
11:30 – 1:00pm
Live webinar available at CMC’s Rifle, Central Services (802 Grand Ave in Glenwood), Edwards and Breckenridge locations! Followed by a community discussion.
Please RSVP by Monday, February 24th
USE this LINK: http://whoozin.com/W64-3YW-XGCR
Or call 970-384-8523 (please let us know which location you will be attending.)
New college president to address how access to higher education transforms lives, communities.
What would draw a high-powered, rising star – one who has built a career on enhancing educational access for people who might not otherwise have that opportunity – to serve the small towns on Colorado’s Western Slope?
As Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser explains, it’s because of the opportunity to help lead Colorado Mountain College toward becoming the premier and most innovative institution of its kind.
Hauser, the ninth and newest president of CMC, and the second woman in the job, will address her vision for the college and for student success as the inaugural speaker of the 2014 Roaring Fork Cultural Council speakers’ series in Carbondale March 10. She will also share her thoughts about how access to affordable, high-quality education can transform lives and elevate communities’ economic and social vitality.
“Our new strategic plan is driving us toward becoming the most inclusive, innovative, student-centered college in the country,” Hauser says. “We believe this vision will help us to elevate the economic, social, cultural and environmental vitality of the incredible communities we serve.”
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